Florida Orange Groves Winery is a unique & fun destination for tourists and locals alike. The winery offers a wide variety of tropical fruit wines, all of which are made with fresh, Florida-grown oranges. And what’s even better is that you can take a tour and taste the delicious wines for yourself!
This article reviews our experience at the winery, the FREE wine tasting, award-winning wines, and things to know before your visit!
Florida Orange Groves Winery Location Information
Florida Orange Groves Winery is located in South Pasadena, nearby St Pete Beach (less than a mile away). For this reason, we did include it as one of the best things to do in St Pete Beach!
It is an easy drive here from Tampa on I-275 in approximately 30-minutes. You can also reach downtown St Petersburg in about 15-minutes.
Florida Orange Groves Winery Map
- Address: 1500 Pasadena Avenue South, South Pasadena, FL 33707
- Phone: (727) 347-4025
- Winery Tour Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am to 4 pm; Sun 12 pm -4 pm.
- Tasting Room Hours: Mon-Sat 9 am – 5:30 pm; Sun 12 pm – 5 pm.
- Closed for major holidays. Parking is free on the property.
- Website: Floria Orange Groves Winery
Florida Orange Groves Winery’s History
Florida Orange Groves Winery was established in 1991 and today it is a third-generation family-owned business. It is known for being Florida’s original tropical fruit winery with award-winning citrus, berry, and tropical wines. Don’t be surprised if the owner stops by or gives you a warm welcome on your visit.
Florida Orange Groves Winery is the only Florida winery that specializes in ultra-premium tropical wines. They proudly advertise that they are the only Florida winery offered a place at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
The wines are made from 100% Florida-grown fruit. They use a unique process to extract the flavor and aromatics of Florida oranges into the wines, resulting in a truly unique product.
Fun fact: It takes over 9 pounds of fruit just to make one bottle of their Mango Mamma wine (and multiple other ones too)!
In addition to its signature orange wine, Florida Orange Groves Winery also offers a wide variety of other fruit-based wines, including key lime, grapefruit, mango, kiwi, tangerine, and lemon. The winery also produces a line of sparkling wines, red and white wines, and wine slushies.
With over 50 different varieties of tropical wine, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
Florida Orange Groves Winery Tour and Tasting
Florida Orange Groves Winery offers tours and tastings that allow visitors to learn about the winemaking process and taste the different wines produced here. The Tasting Experience includes a sample of prechosen multiple wines, as well as two wines you can pick from the catalog. This casual experience is especially fun to do with a group of friends or as a couple.
While I sampled the wines, the staff provided education on the wines. We also enjoyed watching them feeding the birds and squirrels by hand from the window.
Wine Tasting Review
Since they offer so many wines, we couldn’t sample them all! However, we did sample several of the award-winning wines with the best reviews. Our favorites were Hurricane Class 5, Mango Mamma, and Coco Polada. I thought I would like the St Pete Sangria, but it didn’t compare to the others in my opinion.
My personal favorite of them all was the Orange Cream Extreme paired with Orange Sunshine which makes an amazing wine slushie! The flavor had me reminiscing of orange cream sodas I would drink as a kid (tastes just like it!).
Since the mix comes separate from the wine, the whole family can enjoy it. Just combine the Orange Cream Extreme with orange juice instead of the wine for the kids. This becomes the perfect Florida drink, especially on a hot day. As you can see, I had to take home a couple of bottles!
Explore the Gift Shop
Florida Orange Groves Winery gift shop is the perfect place to find a unique and thoughtful gift for any occasion. From Florida-themed gifts to gourmet food items, they have something for everyone on your list.
I couldn’t leave without buying a couple of items from the gift shop including gourmet tea and locally made honey. Don’t miss the clearance rack in the back of the store in the restaurant. I scored some cute and unique little party favors at 50% off!
Florida Orange Groves Winery Wine Rewards Club
The Florida Orange Groves Winery Wine Club is a great way to save. Ask them about the club to get access to exclusive events and discounts.
Florida Orange Groves Winery is a great place to come if you’re looking for a unique wine-tasting experience. The winery offers a wide variety of tropical fruit wines, all of which are made with fresh, Florida-grown oranges. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, Florida Orange Groves Winery is definitely worth a visit!
Looking for a winery that produces unique flavored wines made from 100% juice? Look no further than Florida Orange Groves Winery!
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